The countdown is on for the 18th Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival, due to take place this Saturday 23 October.
Over 80 stalls will line the streets of downtown Burnham from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering a diverse mix of produce from across the region.
The eat: Burnham festival is organized by the Eat: Festivals team and promises a feast for the senses with many local food and drink producers.
The event comes after a busy spring and summer of eating: festivals in 12 cities, including Clevedon, Wells and Lyme Regis.
Co-organizer Sarah Milner Simonds says: “Each city we work with is unique – giving us new opportunities to network locally, discover new producers and create new habits. We find real gems on the go and love to share our discoveries with visitors at our one-day events.
“We are delighted to be returning to Burnham-On-Sea on October 23 for the 18th time and will be taking the harvest home with a wide range of local growers in High Street, College Street and Victoria Street.”
Co-organizer Bev Milner Simonds adds: “As High Street and city centers continue to adjust to the ‘new normal’, we appreciate that our visitors are also adjusting to the easing of restrictions at different paces. . “
“We have tried to make our outdoor markets a hub for good local food and drink. Our layouts allow plenty of space between the stands, so people don’t feel rushed and there is always a clear route through the event area.
Sarah adds: “Alongside more than 80 local food and drink and street food producers, we will have two DJs providing background beats, street musicians on the High Street and funfair performances near the hotel. Victoria hotel.
“Our buskers will be on the move and there is a makeup artist on College Street near the Methodist Church. And don’t forget that the Ritz Social Club has its beer and cider festival all day, and the Hotel Victoria plays Six Machine in the evenings.
“We continue to monitor and follow government advice and all of our producers are following an improved version of government guidelines – including mandatory sneeze screens; improved cleaning regimes; encourage contactless payment; ensure that we have a clear management of queues and space around the stand; provide hand disinfection stations; put up reminder signs and our friendly stewards are on hand to help.